This seems dumb

Conch is a common food to eat in the Keys.
Why is it ok to eat it if is not domestic, but illegal if it is domestic?

This really makes no sense.

There was a proposal last year to declare Queen Conch as an endangered species. That might b the reason.

It’s endangered. That’s why

I agree and the penalty seems steep. I’ve been to the Keys a half dozen times and probably had conch every time. I knew it was imported and couldn’t be harvested in the US commerically but thought individuals could eat what they found.

Then why is it legal to import it?

Not the endangered species or location

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